Shilo Byrd studio is a boutique pattern and sample room primarily serving the RTW sector of the NYC fashion industry.
While our strength is best quality RTW, we employ a sizable team of skilled specialists to develop and sample cut and sew knits including leisure, lingerie, swim, and foundations, while our wovens team has staff conversant in everything from mens technical outerwear, to denim, plus womenswear, and evening gowns.
In addition to pattern and sample, we offer the following services:
Sewn product development
Custom garment pattern and sewing for bridal, editorial, or red carpet
Textile and trim sourcing and development
Fit analysis and amendments for existing samples or patterns
Technical documentation including tech packs, order of operations, cut tickets etc
Grading and digitizing
Local production QC and brand/factory liaising
Design consulting for construction or cost concerns
Company founder Shilo Byrd grew up the daughter of a custom bridal dressmaker and cannot recall a time she didn’t sew. She studied patternmaking and technical design at the Fashion Institute of Technology and worked in the industry as a freelance RTW patternmaker for half a decade prior to starting the studio.
Owner Jené Stefaniak underwent rigorous training in high quality sewing and fitting having studied with the Saville Row Tailor’s Guild and later working under the head seamstress at couturier Bruce Oldfield in London prior to relocating to New York.